Friday, January 19, 2007

Rave Review from Margot Norris

“The materials in Bombshells: War Stories and Poems by Women on the Homefront are truly unique in the large archive of writings on twentieth- and twenty-first century wars. The authors of these memoirs, short stories, narratives, and poems are women with an intimate connection to soldiers of the conflicts to which the U.S. has contributed its military force during the various decades of the last century. Poignantly, unsentimentally, bravely, they reveal and explore the emotional costs that constitute their own form of heroism when soldiers are sent to combat.”

Margot Norris, author of Writing War in the Twentieth Century

Tuesday, January 16, 2007



"No doubt each Bombshells contributor has her own view on the military and war, including the current War in Iraq, and I'm willing to bet they are all not the same. Throughout the making of Bombshells, we never asked the writers to profess their political stances, or used politics in any way to shape the book. In fact, the only agenda of Bombshells as a project/compilation is to validate the homefront experience as a legitimate "war experience," and to encourage women to write about their personal experiences to add homefront voices to the large archive of war writing. I recently read a column in Newsweek by Anna Quindlen called "Write for your Life" in which she states, "writing can make pain tolerable, confusion clearer, and the self stronger." Well said, Anna! All of us on the homefront feel pain and confusion (among other pathos) regardless of our politics." Missy Martin

ISBN 10: 0-9788489-3-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-9788489-3-4


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